EU budget-deal flop a replay of debt crisis

Posted: November 24, 2012 at 3:16 a.m.

Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, speaks to reporters Friday before a meeting of European Union leaders in Brussels.

European Union leaders on Friday failed to agree on the 27 nation bloc’s next seven-year budget, replaying the clash between rich and poor countries that has stymied the response to the euro debt crisis.

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Business, Pages 35 on 11/24/2012